It’s that time again. CAT and other entrance exams will soon be upon you. And once you’ve done the seemingly impossible and cracked the CAT, the next frontier? Applying and sending out your application forms to b-schools. But wait. Apart from placements and ROI and all those cold, hard facts, what makes b-school so special? After all, most of you will be spending 2 precious years of your life at a b-school campus! There are little secrets and quirks that make the b-school experience worth having as other students and alumni tell us. In this article, find out 10 cool things about 10 b-schools including IIM L, IIM K, IIM I, XLRI, IIM Shillong, FMS, IIFT, SCMHRD, NITIE, etc.
From special midnight canteens to places where you can hang out with your significant others, b-school campuses in India offer some truly beautiful scenery. Let’s check out 10 things that make these 10 b-schools fun to be at:
Spread over 185 acres, the IIM-Lucknow campus is set in a serene environment, and not only provides an excellent ambience for the community’s academic endeavours but also provides them with an opportunity to unwind. Replete with ergonomically designed buildings, well-manicured lawns and stands of large trees on a beautiful virgin site make IIM-Lucknow one of the most beautiful campuses in India. Check out what more the He(L)l campus has to offer students and alumni in this article.
IIM Kozhikode, a proud member of the older IIMs, is one of the premier institutes of India. If you are a b-school aspirant, we are sure you know everything about its rankings and placement statistics. But a college is much more than that. Here’s shedding some light on things you may not know about IIM Kozhikode, the campus in God’s Own Country - Kerala.
“Yeah we know you have heard it all - The Marketing campus of the country, an amazing ROI, the 1 - minute extempore and of course the DU girls. But for us at the RED BUILDING of dreams, it is about living the experience, strengthening the originality which is unique to us and as our Alumni put it ‘Going out into the world with minimum damage to the zest for life’.”
- This is what an FMS student had to say about their beloved b-school. So what makes FMS the ultimate school for future marketing managers? And what else does it offer? Check out this article with an interesting Bollywood twist.
“Campus in clouds,” IIM Shillong is often referred by this name in the academic circles. The name itself depicts the scenic beauty that surrounds IIM Shillong. Shillong, being one of the most beautiful places in India, attracts a lot of tourism all around the year. This scenic beauty makes IIM Shillong one of the most beautiful b-schools in the country. The present temporary campus was once used to be a palace of the Maharaja of Orissa. But that’s not all IIM Shillong has on offer. Check what makes IIM Shillong unique in this article.
From XL ki Kudiyan to XL ka Mafia, from Bishu Da to Dadus, about MAXI and Dracula, about the XL culture and XL placements, Let us sketch a picture of life at XLRI for you and enumerate ten factors that make XLRI Jamshedpur a special place for MBA aspirants throughout the country! Read this article to discover the well-kept secrets of XLRI Jamshedpur.
IIM-I focuses on experiential learning as a means of cultivating team-building and leadership skills which cannot be imparted through mere textbook learning. As part of experiential learning, the Himalayan Outbound Program is conducted every year for PGP-2s. IIM I also focuses on social sensitivity with their special Rural Immersion Program, taking students to live in the villages of MP, and getting them to solve social issues. But there are other aspects that make IIM I special too! Check them out in this article.
Just like wine, IIFT gets better with age. Brand IIFT has slowly but surely evolved over half a century to carve a niche for itself as a luminary in the field of International Business. While students are put through an incredible amount of rigour, they are shaped and molded to be the leaders of tomorrow as well as outstanding individuals.
IIFT is within 15 minutes of some of Delhi’s most happening malls, 2 multiplexes, Hauz Khas Village for art lovers, and other legendary establishments like Rajinder Da Dhaba and Karims for foodies, 2 parks and one of India’s most haunted locations (Sanjay Van). We can safely conclude that despite being only 6 acres in size, there is no dearth of places to go for IIFTians. Find out interesting tidbits just like this in this article.
Most FMCGs have NITIE alumni managing their supply chain, courtesy of which NITIE did not feel the heat of the recent downturn in the economic scenario. A lesser known fact is that a huge number of NITIE alumni work in the BFSI sector as well. But apart from these facts, what makes NITIE so special? Find out in this article.
IMT Ghaziabad is one of the few B-schools in the world which are accredited by global accreditation body Association of Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only four other Indian B-schools; namely IIM Calcutta, XLRI, ISB, and TAPMI are accredited by AACSB. So what else does IMT G offer it’s students? Check out in this article.
From the verdant green campus to the amazing Night canteen, the SCMHRD experience is one of a kind amongst b-schools of the country. Set up in 1993, the youngest b-school amongst the top 20 b-schools of the country has come a long way from being a dream destination for those aspiring for a career in HR to achieving new milestones of success in all major specializations and also coming up with niche courses focused on Infrastructure Management and Business Analytics to meet industry demands. Check out what makes SCMHRD special in this article.